Mycoplasma Genitalium Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

Mycoplasma Genitalium is a little known but very common sexually transmitted disease. It is a bacteria and it is contagious to both men and women. Mycoplasma Genitalium is passed sexually through both genital and oral contact and the only way to protect yourself from it is to practice safe sex habits and precautions including condoms, abstinence and limiting your sexual partners in general.

Symptoms for Mycoplasma Genitalium vary between genders. Men are commonly known to suffer from an inflamed urethra, which causes discharges, burning and painful urination. Also, arthritis and reactive arthritis are very common symptoms for men suffering from Mycoplasma Genitalium. On the other hand, many men end up being infected without any symptoms at all.

Women suffering from these bacteria will experience vaginal itching and painful sessions of intercourse. Discharge from the vagina is another annoying symptom for women as well as painful burning feeling after urinating. All of these symptoms may all be minor but they are dangerous to your health in one way or another and treatment should never be avoided.

Treatment Options for Mycoplasma Genitalium

Many medical professionals suspect that these bacteria, over time, can lead to PID, or pelvic inflammatory disease. Receiving appropriate treatment and completing it all the way through is vital if you want to get rid of your symptoms and the ability to pass Mycoplasma Genitalium on to others.

There are a variety of oral medications available from a medical professional that will cure your Mycoplasma Genitalium infection. Azithromycin is the drug most often prescribed to someone with a Mycoplasma Genitalium infection and the best part is that it is taken in a single dose. Unfortunately, azithromycin is the only drug that is able to fight these bacteria in a single dose.

Other treatments including doxycycline, erythromycin and ofloxacin are alternative oral medicines that must be taken repeatedly throughout the day for 7 days straight. Hopefully, you will only have to take the azithromycin and chances are, since it is the most effective out of all medicinal treatments for Mycoplasma Genitalium, you won’t have any need for any other treatment.

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